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Man dead in house fire in Northeast Baltimore

Fire crews investigate a house fire in Baltimore's Belair-Edison neighborhood Friday morning.
Fire crews investigate a house fire in Baltimore's Belair-Edison neighborhood Friday morning. (Sarah Meehan / Baltimore Sun)

A man was found dead inside a burning home in Baltimore’s Belair-Edison neighborhood Friday morning, the fire department said.

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 3600 block of Lyndale Ave. Heavy smoke was visible from multiple floors when crews arrived.

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The fire has been extinguished, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation, the fire department said.

The victim’s name and age were not released.

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Erdman Avenue is shut down heading northwest for several blocks around the fire scene. The road is closed from Elmora to Elmley avenues.

The fatal fire comes a day after another man was found dead inside a burning home. Fire crews found the body of a 55-year-old man while fighting a blaze at a Brooklyn rowhome Thursday.

There have been 12 fire deaths in Baltimore this year, the fire department said.

This article will be updated.

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